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What our clients say...

"Given lots of info over the phone. Great selection of canoes and paddles to use. A great day of focused training, brilliant. We had a fantastic day!"

"Exactly what we were looking for. Good to have a range of boats / paddles to try. Gained everything and more than expected. 5 stars + given lots of info for us to take away andf practice."

"Didn't want to do star courses, just wanted to learn how to canoe and have a journey. Gone from absolute beginner to begin to be able to journey round a lake and down a river. Given plenty of information and phone calls to keep me informed before the course".

"Just wanted to thank you again for an excellent training course. I’ve been coached by a whole range of folk over the years and have to say I found your style and techniques inspirational, always individual to the student and extremely motivating, thank you."

“Good atmosphere, good pace with open dialogue between group members and leader."

"Challenged existing skills level and knowledge, appropriate to skills level. Questions were answered appropriately and tailored for our needs. Thank you.”

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Canoe Adventures & Courses

Intro to Canoe Skills

Introduction to Open Canoeing

With the combination of lakes and rivers Cumbria has some of the finest open canoe paddling in the country. We can introduce you to the joys of canoe paddling in a variety of venues.

A two day introductory course will include all you need to get you started along with the opportunity to paddle in some of the most beautiful places in the country.

Intro Open Canoe

Improving Canoe Skills

Intermediate Canoe Skills

Do you want to improve your canoe paddling? Journeying in the open canoe gives the opportunity to use a large variety of techniques. On our intermediate course we will take you to wherever you are comfortable and challenge you to improve your skills.

Our highly qualified and experienced staff will push you at the pace that suits you and prepare you for a higher level of challenge as the course goes on.

Intermediate Open Canoe

Advanced Canoe Skills

Advanced Canoe Skills

On our advanced course we can take your canoe paddling to a new level. We work with you in the environment you want to develop in.



Advanced Canoe Skills

Open Canoe Expeditions

Open Canoe Expeditions

We can deliver the full range of expedition experiences. We can deliver the full service where we will plan the trip and organise all the logistics.

Contact us to discuss your needs.



Open Canoe Expeditions


We can tailor a course to your specific needs. 
  • Whether that is an open canoe expedition in Cumbria or further a -field, or a one to one coaching day to improve your paddling skill.
  • Have a great weekend paddling with friends while someone else deals with the logistics.
  • Take the first steps to understanding moving water.
  • Take your open canoe on more advanced rivers.  
  • Improve your river reading skills to paddle technical water smoothly and easily. 
  • Open canoe across one of the many cross-Scotland routes.
  • Use advanced river running techniques to paddle harder rivers under control. 
  • Improve your river reading skills to paddle technical water smoothly and easily.




Paddlesport courses in the Lake District